Police involved shootings in Spokane

Based on news reports, I believe there have been 9 officer involved shootings during 2010. In 2009, there were only 5 shootings but that included one each in November and December of 2009.

Based on a Seattle PI report, there have been 5 officer involved shootings in Seattle in all of 2010 up to today and including the 5th shooting in Seattle on Tuesday.

The city of Seattle has an estimated population of 617,000. Spokane County has an estimated population of 463,000.

For Seattle, the shootings per capita are 0.0000082. For Spokane County, the shootings per capita are 0.0000194

Police involved shootings in Spokane County are 2.4 times greater, per capita, than in the city of Seattle for 2010 – if the count of 9 shootings is accurate.

If the rate of shootings since August 25th continues, Spokane County will likely see one additional officer involved shooting before the end of the year; Seattle will not see any additional shootings.

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